About the Yard, Garden and Patio Show
When:February 27 - March 1, 2015
Hours:Friday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where:Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Costs:$12 regular admission
$9 senior citizen admission (60+ and older)
Kids 12 and under are free
Seminars - free
$7 Tickets at Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden CentersAvailable in December...makes a great stocking stuffer!
(A $5 Savings on Each Ticket, while supplies last, limit 4 per person)
LAKE OSWEGO: 1090 McVey Ave. • Lake Oswego, OR 97034
SE POWELL: 6025 SE Powell Blvd. • Portland, OR 97206
CEDAR HILLS: 10455 SW Butner Rd. • Portland, OR 97225
SEASIDE: 84794 HWY 101 S. • Seaside, OR 97138
Parking:Click here for information about parking
The Yard, Garden & Patio Show was founded in 1988 by the Oregon Association of Nurseries as a way to highlight the significant accomplishments of its retail and landscape members. It also provided a forum for the gardening public to experience what's new in the bright, beautiful world of ornamental plant material, as well as to learn new skills and techniques from gardening experts worldwide.
The largest consumer gardening event of its kindThe show spent its first four years at the Memorial Coliseum, before moving into its current home at the Oregon Convention Center in 1991. It has grown into the largest consumer gardening exposition of its kind in the United States that is produced by a state association using member volunteers. Most large gardening and flower shows are produced by professional organizations with staffs devoted exclusively to organizing those events.
The unofficial launch of springThe show, typically held in late February, has long been recognized as the unofficial launch of spring in the Portland area. It features the latest ideas in plant material, landscaping and related outdoor accessories from more than 300 exhibiting companies and organizations. A series of showcase gardens adds colorful pizzazz to the show floor and provides visitors with a wealth of ideas on how they can enhance their own personal landscapes.
Educational opportunitiesThe show also provides unparalleled educational opportunities for the public. The Oregon State University Master Gardeners head a list of more than a dozen non-profit exhibitors whose mission is to educate the public about various aspects of horticulture and the nursery industry's environmental benefits. On top of that is a program of over 40 hours of public seminars featuring local, national and sometimes even international experts and celebrities in gardening and landscaping.
Oregon's Nursery IndustryThe growth of the Yard, Garden & Patio show is a reflection of both gardening's burgeoning popularity as well as the growth of Oregon's nursery industry in general. Although the show is a consumer-oriented gardening show that primarily showcases the offerings of retail nurseries, Oregon is one of the largest nursery growing states in the country, ranking third in total wholesale sales behind only California and Florida.
Oregon's wholesale nursery industry recorded over $800 million in gross sales of nursery and greenhouse products in 2008.